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Metro Detroit Hot Spots for Little Ones

Published July 25, 2018 by

See where to go and what to wear to soak in the last days of summer.

By Kerry Doman and Rachel Schostak

Photography by Hayden Stinebaugh

Fashion assistants: Ellie Benson, Chelsie Dzbanski and Kylie Hurwitz

We teamed up with LittleGuide Detroit to round up fun activities for your little ones this month. Check out our top 5 list of local spots to hang with your kids before they head back to school.

1. DETROIT KID CITY

29115 Greenfield Road, Southfield

248-443-5300

detroitkidcity.com

Detroit Kid City is a creative play space that allows parents to relax and chat at the café while their little ones play safely and within eyesight. Kids can put on their imagination hats and get creative in the miniature town that includes a barber, market, art space and music shop.

Metro Detroit Hot spots for Little OnesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

From left to right: Lucas is wearing Bitz Kids navy pants, $38, Mish Boys All American grey shirt, $29, both from Perfect Trading Co., West Bloomfield and Burberry navy jacket, $120, Neiman Marcus at Somerset Collection. Saverio is wearing Pure Detroit shirt (shop similar), $25, PureDetroit.com and 3pommes Navy sweatpants and sweatshirt set, $74.99, Beautiful Beginnings, Southfield. Hudson is 4 and wearing Splendid striped T-shirt from Perfect Trading Co., $42, and his own pants (shop similar). Ben is wearing Appaman jeans, $52, (shop similar) and Appaman grey and black long sleeve, $44, both from Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield. Little boy in denim jacket is wearing Mayoral hot green sweatpant T-shirt set, $31.99, and Mayoral Denim Jacket, $39.99, both from Beautiful Beginnings, Southfield.

Metro Detroit Hot spots for Little OnesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Hudson is wearing Splendid striped T-shirt $42, from Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills; camo jacket, $119,@lilswagcustomclothing, and his own pants (shop similar). Saverio is wearing Pure Detroit shirt (shop similar), $25, PureDetroit.com.

Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Sinebaugh for SEEN
Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Lucas is wearing Bit’z Kids navy pants, $38, Mish Boys All American gray shirt, $29, both from Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills, and Burberry navy jacket, $120, from Neiman Marcus at Somerset Collection.

August Kids Photoshoot 2018Hayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Saverio is wearing Pure Detroit shirt (shop similar), $25, puredetroit.com and 3Pommes navy sweatpants and sweatshirt set, $74.99, Beautiful Beginnings Baby Boutique, Southfield.

August Kids Photoshoot 2018Hayden Sinebaugh for SEEN

From left to right: Little boy in denim jacket wearing Mayoral hot green sweatpant T-shirt set, $31.99, and Mayoral denim jacket, $39.99, both from Beautiful Beginnings, Southfield. Little girl is wearing Lauren Moshi White smiley face T-shirt (shop similar), $45, and Dori Creations Gold leggings, $46, both from Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield. Hudson is wearing Splendid striped T-shirt, $42, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills.

Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

2. GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL

Featured Location: 2388 Cole St., Suite 101, Birmingham

248-243-4897

goldfishswimschool.com

Goldfish Swim School makes swim lessons fun for parents and kids. Learn the basics in class, join a swim team or have a family night out on open pool days. With multiple locations around Metro Detroit, and 90-degree water temperatures, it’s easy to dive in for all ages.

Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN
Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN
Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Charlie is wearing his own Goldfish Swim School T-shirt and his own bathing suit (shop similar). Brody is wearing his own Goldfish Swim School T-shirt and Mish Boys navy camo swimsuit, $31, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills. Reid is wearing his own Goldfish Swim School T-shirt and Appaman blue, red and yellow bathing suit, $44, Appaman rash guard, $34, both from Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield. Jack is wearing his own Goldfish Swim School T-Shirt and Mish Boys blue skull swimsuit, $31, Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield.

3. RAY’S ICE CREAM

4233 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak

888-549-5256 

raysicecream.com

A classic sweet spot for the little ones! Nothing beats a good scoop of ice cream during a hot summer day, or even for an after-school treat, and Ray’s has plenty of flavors to keep the whole family happy. With massive portion sizes, you could share a cone … but you won’t want to.

Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN
Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Dylan is wearing Generation Love pink bomber jacket (shop similar), $106, GuysN Gals, West Bloomfield; Terez star dress, $80, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills; and her own Vans lavender high tops, Nordstrom. Lucy is wearing So Nikki denim skirt (shop similar), $36, So Nikki leggings, (shop similar) $34, So Nikki gray longsleeve shirt (shop similar), $36, all from Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield and Spiritual Gangster dreamer jacket, $98, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills. Sara is wearing So Nikki grey with rainbow stripe sweatshirt (shop similar), $54, and So Nikki grey with rainbow stripe sweatpants (shop similar), $50, both from Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield. Ian is wearing Vince blue collar shirt, $85, Neiman Marcus at Somerset Collection and his own pants (shop similar).

Dylan is wearing Bari Lynn Clear tote bag, $56, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills. Lucy is wearing magic sequin pink sequin backpack, $38, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills. Sara is wearing  Bari Lynn black tote bag, $52, Perfect Trading Co., Bloomfield Hills.

4. THE ROBOT GARAGE

Featured Location: 637 S. Eton St., Birmingham

248-723-9100

therobotgarage.com

We want our kids to love STEM, but we don’t love stepping on little Legos in the middle of the night. The Robot Garage is the perfect place for kids to tinker with an endless supply of Legos and robotic toys without the mess at home.

Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN
Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN
Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Beckham is wearing skull denim jacket, $119, @LilSwagCustomClothing; Appaman gray sweatpants, $47, Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield; and  chaser white muscle tank top, $31, Lil’ Rascals, Birmingham.

 

5. DETROIT RIVERFRONT

1340 Atwater St., Detroit

detroitriverfront.org

Whether it’s an early morning stroll with a big cup of coffee, an afternoon splashing in the Mt. Elliott Park or evening rides on the carousel, you’ll find something to do all day long at the Detroit Riverfront.

Metro Detroit hot spots for little onesHayden Stinebaugh for SEEN

Riley is wearing blue guitar sparkle T-shirt (shop similar), $37, and Dori Creations mermaid leggings (shop similar), $48.50, both from Lil’ Rascals, Birmingham and her own head wrap and sunglasses. Britton is wearing Molo animal print T-shirt, $60, Neiman Marcus at Somerset Collection; denim hoodie jacket with skull sleeves, $150, @LilSwagCustomClothing; his own 7 For All Mankind jeans (shop similar); and his own Janie and Jack sunglasses (shop similar).

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